Discotek Media previously made a welcome pickup that has long been out of print with the Love Hina Again OVA series. The three-episode OVA series is now moving onto a new phase after getting a home video release this past summer as the show is getting streaming. RetroCrush has added it to their site here in both English and Japanese with English subtitles.
The OVAs were directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki based on the series composition by Kurou Hazuki. Akitoshi Maeda adapted Ken Akamatsu’s original designs and served as the chief animation director with Xebec handling the production.
The Japanese cast includes Natsuko Kuwatani as Kanako Urashima, Yui Horie as Naru Narusegawa, Yūji Ueda as Keitaro Urashima, Junko Noda as Mitsune Konno, Masayo Kurata as Shinobu Maehara, Megumi Hayashibara as Haruka Urashima, Reiko Takagi as Kaolla Su, Yumiko Kobayashi as Sarah McDougal, and Yuu Asakawa as Motoko Aoyama.
The English dub was written and directed by Wendee Lee for Bang Zoom and the cast includes David Umansky as Keitaro Urashima, Dorothy Melendrez as Naru Narusegawa, Tina Dixon as Kanako Urashima, Barbara Goodson as Mitsune “Kitsune” Konno, Ellen Arden as Shinobu Maehara, Jane Alan as Haruka Urashima, Jean Howard as Mutsumi Otohime, Julie Maddalena as Sarah McDougal, Mona Marshall as Motoko Aoyama, and Wendee Lee as Kaolla Su.
Plot Concept: Keitaro and Naru have begun college life at Tokyo University! After a long period of studying, bizarre happenings, random trips, and misunderstanding upon misunderstanding, their dream has finally come true.
However, their feelings for each other are still a little…muddled. And just when Naru decided to get things out in the open once and for all, Keitaro disappears on an archaeological dig! With Naru’s old flame Seta!
And as if that’s not enough to cause trouble at the Hinata Apartments, a new manager has been selected to run the place during Keitaro’s absence. Kanako, Keitaro’s sister, has a lot of ideas about how things should be done and begins making changes. But while Keitaro was laid back and easy going, Kanako believes in rules and discipline. Will anyone survive Hinata Boot Camp?